Project / Completed 2021
“The design is a careful dance between wilful design intention and circumstantial acceptance. The purity of materials allows for a flexibility and responsiveness in form.”
The Brighton St, Richmond abode signifies Victorian heritage at its core. The original structure dating back to 1888, remained largely intact for this refurbishment and extension. Taking a simple yet elegant approach, the design responds to the environment throughout different areas of the home, using materiality to create connection.
Conceptualised by Alex Lake at Therefore Studio, the design embodies this Melbourne based Architecture and Interior Design firm’s dedication ‘to the production of considerate and creative outcomes’.
With a form-driven brief, Therefore Studio connected subtle materials with a mix of textures to create an effortlessly chic home. Muted greenery acts as an external backdrop to the selection of blonde timbers and Roman brick.
Bridging the outside to in are impressive floor to ceiling GoodWood Victorian ash windows and doors in the main living area. Further utilised throughout the Richmond home, GoodWood windows and doors are not only a beautiful timber element, but have proven thermal properties, are hard-wearing and sustainable. ASH has two timber options for windows and doors; GoodWood Victorian ash and American Oak by ASH, read more about them here.
“The architecture aims to enhance outlook and connection, supporting the rituals of a young family within a series of interior and exterior rooms. Victorian ash windows and doors were chosen for their longevity and sustainability properties.”